Getting started

Before we started the garden, the space was an 8 x 100 foot strip of dirt in our parking lot with a couple satellite dishes in it. There was a lot of digging and leveling, and then we received a generous donation from our waste disposal vendor, Republic Services

They brought us a load of compost – the “good stuff” they deemed it – and with it the hope that this neglected stretch of dirt might actually grow something.

A little research taught us that good compost is so potent that you only need an inch or two tilled 4-6 inches into the beds. Many, MANY wheel barrow loads later, we tilled the compost into the dirt that was already there and we were pretty much ready to plant.